Dry Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, has been used for over 100 years in Europe and Russia. It is an alternative and natural complimentary treatment for many respiratory ailments, as well as skin and inflammatory ailments. Halotherapy has been found to be beneficial to those suffering from asthma, allergies, ear infections, chronic lung disease, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis to name a few. Salt therapy is also believed to help with stress reduction, lethargy, mental alertness, and overall well-being.
Salt is heated, ground into particles, negatively charged, and forced into the air of the salt room. As you relax and breathe the salt particles enter your respiratory system. Dry salt is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and very absorbent. During your session the salt will absorb allergens and pollutants as it travels through your body.
Halotherapy has been an accepted treatment in Europe for over 50 years for breathing and skin ailments. In the United States dry salt therapy is a natural alternative and/or complimentary therapy and is not a medical treatment.
Salt Therapy Benefits
As you relax and breathe during the session the salt particles enter your respiratory system. The dry salt naturally starts absorbing allergens, toxins, and foreign substances throughout your respiratory tract. The salt particles break loose and clear out the foreign particles. Dry salt therapy can benefit those suffering from asthma, allergies, cystic fibrosis, COPD, and other respiratory ailments.
The natural anti-inflammatory properties of salt can help reduce the swelling associated with arthritis. A reduction in swelling means less pain and stiffness.
Salt therapy also has benefits for the complexion. Halotherapy enhances the protective properties of the skin, resulting in pH normalization. The salt absorbs impurities that cause acne, psoriasis, and eczema and provides anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin. Smaller salt particles can reach beneath the skin's surface and absorb moisture towards the skin while larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb any bacterial and foreign substances. The dry salt also accelerates cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity.